Tom Gamboa: My Life in Baseball

Tom Gamboa: My Life in Baseball


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Tom Gamboa: My Life in Baseball by Tom Gamboa, David Russell

 Tom Gamboa played baseball professionally, coached, scouted, managed in the minors and in Puerto Rico and coached in the majors with the Cubs and Royals. Scouring the country for talent, he discovered Jesse Orosco and helped develop Doug Glanville and Jose Hernandez in Puerto Rico and in the Cubs organization. Before Jim “The Rookie” Morris made it to the majors, Gamboa coached him on a title team in the Brewers organization. Sammy Sosa promised him a fist-bump for each home run Sosa hit—Tom didn’t suspect he was due 60 of them over each of the next two seasons. With a lot of humor, Gamboa takes his readers well inside the dugouts and clubhouses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476667416
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/25/2018
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 866,754
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

David Russell is a graduate of St. John’s University and Queensborough Community College. He lives in Forest Hills, New York.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword by Doug Glanville 1

Introduction 5

A Childhood in Baseball 7

Scouting 17

Brewers Years 38

Tigers Years 63

Puerto Rico 75

Doug Glanville 96

Jose Hernandez 107

The Padres Years 114

Coaching Third at Wrigley 126

Managing in Albuquerque 154

Kansas City 165

Attack 171

After the Attack 182

Ejected in Final Game 194

World Baseball Classic 195

Epilogue 200

Index 201

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